I’d really like a year off from, The Beatles. I’m just very weary of them.
What do you mean? Like merchandising and new compilations and whatnot… because in that respect I would definitely agree.
Regarding the topic, I choose Paul McCartney. Besides all his success beyond the Beatles, he has always been my favorite among the four because he was the most normal and likable, had the best voice, was the best looking, played more instruments than the others… He was also the real force of the band from 68-70. With John effectively abdicating as leader after he met Yoko, it was up to Paul to give the band much of their direction and keep them as cohesive as possible. In the end, it just could not be done, and he realized that, but he tried harder than the others I think up to that point. Plus, his continuing popularity worldwide solidifies him as one of the greatest musicians ever, on an individual level. Very few rise to the level that McCartney is at.